Tennessee's All-America sprinter Leonard Scott was named Southeastern Conference Track Athlete of the Week for the sprint clinic he showcased last weekend at the Sea Ray Relays. It marked the fourth time since the beginning of the indoor season that Scott
has won the honor.
Scott was undefeated in the four times he stepped on the track last weekend at the Sea Ray Relays. Scott had a hand in two of the four men's Sea Ray Relays records that were broken during the 2001 spring classic. Scott's winning 200-meter dash time of 20.
38, into a slight headwind, stands as the fastest time in the NCAA and a Sea Ray record. Scott also anchored the 4x200m relay to a 1:20.90, which set a school, track and meet record.
Scott also ran a winning time of 10.13, matching his career best, to take the best wind-legal 100m dash time in the NCAA. Additionally, Scott anchored the Vol 4x100m relay team to a winning 39.30 finish, its second-best of the year.
In latest rankings, Tennessee's track team stands tied for No. 3 nationally with 41 projected NCAA Outdoor Championships points in the April 17 Trackwire rankings. Last week the Vols had a solo hold on third place with 40 points in the Trackwire rankings.
Five of the top seven schools call the SEC home. The Trackwire rankings are the accepted rankings in collegiate track and field. Event leader lists and other factors are analyzed to predict the scoring and finish of the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
In the U.S. Track Coaches Association dual meet power rankings, designed to measure overall team depth, Tennessee remains first after the April 17 update. The Volunteers have won the USTCA dual meet power rankings for either indoor or outdoor season six t
imes since 1991.
The Tennessee men's track team is back in action this Saturday at the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va.